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Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change
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Housing and Homelessness: Organizing for Social Change

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This presentation looks at which indicators point to deep and persistent housing insecurity and homelessness and the opportunities for social change. …

This presentation looks at which indicators point to deep and persistent housing insecurity and homelessness and the opportunities for social change.

Michael Shapcott, Director of Housing and Innovation
www.wellesleyinstitute.com
Follow us on twitter @wellesleyWI

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  • 1. Housing andhomelessness:Organizing forsocial changeMichael ShapcottOPICCO, 13 June 2013
  • 2. Four observations:1. Housing insecurity deep / persistent2. Costly to people, communities,economy, government3. Housing / homelessness investmentseroding4. No comprehensive housing plan
  • 3. MosthousingneedsinvisibleCore housingneed (ON):627,530 h/hsHousing waitlists (active):156,358 h/hsSubstandardhousing (ON):300,020 h/hsUnaffordablehousing (ON):1,245,435 h/hs
  • 4. 0.50%0.60%0.70%0.80%0.90%1.00%1.10%1.20%198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009Erosion of federal housing investments(Federal housing investments as a percentage of GDP)1993-endoffederalhousing1996-‘step-outoffederalhousing1998-NationalHousingAct1995-NDP-Liberalbudgetdeal2009- StatsCanadacancelsGREdatabaseSource: Statistics Canada GRE database
  • 5. $0#$500#$1,000#$1,500#$2,000#$2,500#$3,000#$3,500#2007-01-012008-01-012009-01-012010-01-012011-01-012012-01-012013-01-012014-01-012015-01-012016-01-012017-01-01Source: CMHC Corporate Plan 20132010 - federalstimulus budgetNational housing spending (in millions)$1.4 billion cut from 2010 to2017: 45% reduction innational housing spending
  • 6. $0##$50##$100##$150##$200##$250##$300##$350##$400##$450##2007*01*01#2008*01*01#2009*01*01#2010*01*01#2011*01*01#2012*01*01#2013*01*01#2014*01*01#2015*01*01#2016*01*01#2017*01*01#Source: CMHC Corporate Plan 20132015 - zero federal dollarsfor new housingAffordable Housing Initiative (in millions)
  • 7. Source: CMHC Corporate Plan 2013Erosion of federally-subsidized housing450000$500000$550000$600000$650000$700000$2007(01(01$2008(01(01$2009(01(01$2010(01(01$2011(01(01$2012(01(01$2013(01(01$2014(01(01$2015(01(01$2016(01(01$2017(01(01$Cut of 133,800 subsidizedhomes - 21% loss
  • 8. When the feds cut a dollar in housinginvestments… matching funds fromprovinces, territories, municipalities,community and business are lost
  • 9. $0$100,000,000$200,000,000$300,000,000$400,000,000$500,000,000$600,000,000$700,000,000$800,000,0002008-01-012009-01-012010-01-012011-01-012012-01-01Source: Ontario Public AccountsHousing spending in Ontario (operating)Federal / Ontario
  • 10. $0$100,000,000$200,000,000$300,000,000$400,000,000$500,000,000$600,000,000$700,000,000$800,000,0002008-01-012009-01-012010-01-012011-01-012012-01-01Source: Ontario Public AccountsHousing spending in Ontario (capital)Federal / Ontario
  • 11. Dynamicpolicylandscape
  • 12. New thinking and newtools required
  • 13. Humanrightsinhousing
  • 14. Mobilizing forpositive changein localcommunities
  • 15. Thank you!www.wellesleyinstitute.com

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